Re-Play Series - The New Development and Investment Agenda
January 28th 2022
How Real Estate Leaders are prioritising 'Place' and 'Culture' in building value!
Head of UK
Jett has 10 years experience in research, project and operations management. Specialising in research, business planning, modelling and cultural policy, as well as specialising in the planning, feasibility and operations of multi-use venues, co-working offices, festivals and events. Prior to joining Sound Diplomacy, Jett was integral in the creation of Oval Space, a 1,000 capacity multi-use arts venue, before leading his own team to build a 250 capacity live music venue, The Pickle Factory. He joined Sound Diplomacy in 2019 and leads on all UK project delivery, including a night time economy strategy for Quintain and Wembley Park, music policies in Croydon, Belfast, Manchester and Haringey, supporting new mixed-use development projects in London, Bolton and Bath and a night time economy policy for Bradford Council. In 2021, Jett managed the assessment of England’s entire studio market on behalf of DCMS. He is an expert in managing stakeholder engagement initiatives, having now done so on behalf of venues and night time economy stakeholders, practitioners and government. Jett also runs Sound Development - an event series which brings property developers and the music industry together.
Head of Real Assets
Legal & General Investment Management
Bill joined Legal & General in 2007 and is responsible for transforming its UK property fund management business into a global-reaching real assets platform. Operating in both the direct investment and lending markets, today it actively invests and manages over £27.2bn AUM across commercial property, private residential, infrastructure, property lending and corporate credit as at 31 December 2017. Since the beginning of 2015, L&G has worked closely with Government’s Regeneration Organisation to identify and invest in critical regeneration projects that support UK growth.
Bill previously held positions at RREEF, the Real Estate Fund Management business of Deutsche Bank and Schroder Property Investment Management. From July 2014 to July 2015, Bill was President of the British Property Federation. He is currently Chair of the Property Industry Alliance (PIA), bringing together the UK’s leading property bodies to give them a stronger collective voice on issues such as policy, research and best practice.
The Earls Court Development Company
Sarah is a public space and place making expert and founder of Made Public projects. Sarah was the director of CABE Space at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment from 2006 until 2011 where she was also the Director of Seachange, a £40 million capital programme for the cultural regeneration of seaside resorts. Over the past four years Sarah has been Director of Illuminated River Foundation creating the longest public art work in the world, an award winning light sculpture on nine Thames bridges from London to Lambeth bridges. She si also an Hon Fellow fo the RIBA and and an Hon Fellow of the Landscape Institute for her outstanding contribution to landscape and is author of ‘New Public Spaces’. She joined The Earls Court Development Company in July 2021 as Creative Director .
Chief Marketing Officer
Stacey is responsible for British Land’s Marketing and Corporate Communications and joined the Executive Committee in 2019.
Before joining British Land Stacey spent over 20 years as a Marketing Strategy Consultant. He has non-executive, executive and consulting experience across multiple business sectors and models working both in the UK and Globally.
Emma Wilcox is Director of Creative Estuary. Our vision is to forge a future founded on creative energy and innovation, along the length of the Thames Estuary.
Creative Estuary is led by the University of Kent on behalf a partnership of higher education institutions, cultural organisations and public and private sector partners, working together to deliver the Thames Estuary Production Corridor, an ambitious vision to develop a world-class centre for creative and cultural production: leading global innovation, creating new jobs, developing local talent and supporting the rapid growth of the creative economy. Embedding arts and culture into the design and development of our communities is fundamental to the Thames Estuary’s future.
Emma has over twenty years’ experience working across the creative industries. Since 2008 she has worked in cultural policy and arts management, developing national and regional strategy and policy for the creative economy, placemaking and sustainable growth. Prior to 2008 Emma worked in the commercial design sector as an account director for clients including Mars, Hasbro and Buena Vista Entertainment. She is a trustee of People United, a Kent-based charity using creativity to encourage empathy and kindness and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
Founder & CEO
The London Collective
Max is Founder & CEO of the London Collective, a network of built environment experts and creatives fighting to improve people’s lives and the planet’s prospects. Their members are experts in social impact, zero carbon and modern methods of construction (MMC) as well as architecture, engineering, graphic design and film-making. They are a radical and agile ‘one stop shop’ for projects anywhere in the world.
Max’s expertise lies in placemaking and communications. He was a Partner at Farrells for 10 years, the internationally renowned architects with offices in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai, before leaving to set up the London Collective in 2019. He is currently leading on the vision and masterplan for a new town in Oxfordshire with 6,500 homes and a national centre of excellence for MMC. He is developing feasibility studies for globally significant wellbeing resorts in urban centres and leading on #ParkPower: A collaborative Vision for the Future of London’s Green Spaces.
Max was Project Leader and Author of the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment, commissioned by the UK Government, which made 60 recommendations spanning education, outreach & skills; design quality; cultural heritage; economic benefits & architecture policy, many of which have now been implemented. In 2020 he co-authored Collectively Speaking: The Future of Town Centres Post-Coronavirus published by the Developer Magazine. In January 2021, Max was appointed Chair of the Cultural Co-Location Advisory Group for Creative Estuary. He is an adviser to London National Park City, Urban Design London, the Place Alliance, the Urban Room Network and the National Arts and Place Consortium.
Chairperson: Max Farrell, Founder & CEO, LND Collective
The New Development and Investment Agenda
- How Real Estate Leaders are prioritising ‘place’ and ‘culture’ in building value!
As environmental and social value now sits comfortably in plans for Cities, towns, and individual buildings, and feature centrally in investor decision-making; are we ready to include more ‘place-driven’ and ‘cultural ‘ (especially the arts and music) elements into our Real Estate plans and investment models?
In London, ‘culture’ in its broadest sense, is estimated to deliver c. £47bn annually for the UK economy; with 1 in 6 people in London believed to now work in the creative Industries.
Yet, the creative industries are often not a major feature in London’s development plans and in ESG Investment strategies. Until perhaps, now?… Emerging from a pandemic, that pretty much halted people’s engagement with arts, music and culture; we can see a renewed appreciation of its value to communities. As we look at building and regenerating ‘Places’, the ‘space’ for culture is now sitting at the front end of the top Real Estate businesses plans!
The NEW Development and Investment Agenda - Prioritising ‘Place’ & ‘Culture’:
Shaping great, liveable, and healthy ‘places’ for all people, arguably involves the arts, music and culture; just as much as environmental considerations and other social value outcomes.
- At the ‘Planning’ stage - putting place-shaping and culture at the heart of the plans; alongside environmental and social sustainability, to deliver significant value to the local. community, economy and tourism.
- Through the Built Environment - breathing ‘life’ into neighbourhoods and Cities. Particular interest for the youth and later living demographies - contributing to enhanced individual well-being and ‘good growth’ in a given area (pan-generational).
- Private + Public + Community - Collaboration between the ’three’ sectors can generate best outcomes for Real Estate, people and the planet.
- Maintaining cultural diversity - A future World with individuality; ensuring distinctive cultures and heritages are retained for future generations.
- Inclusivity + accessibility - Real Estate has a responsibility to build inclusively and accessibly - developing and regenerating towns and Cities with a focus on arts, music and culture for everyone.
* Please note that this is a re-play of an event held last year and you will not be able to ask questions. However, you can comment in chat and message others on our virtual platform. We hope that you enjoy this event !